Anthony Grafton: The Emperor of Things
13 September 2018
Show More Pietro Bembo and the Intellectual Pleasures of a Renaissance Writer and Art Collector by Susan Nalezyty.
Yale, 277 pp., £50, May 2017, 978 0 300 21919 7Show More
Pietro Bembo on Etna: The Ascent of a Venetian Humanist by Gareth Williams.
Oxford, 440 pp., £46.49, August 2017, 978 0 19 027229 6Show More
“... He collated it against a printed edition, which survives, and recorded ‘even its obvious errors’, since some of them might yield emendations. Pietro, Poliziano noted, helped him do this work. As GarethWilliams shows, Pietro also made a collation of his own, in some respects more detailed than the master’s, parts of which he would eventually publish. That Bembo wrote what his contemporaries ...”